statesman news service
NEW DELHI, 7 JUNE: Mr S Gopalakrishnan, president, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and executive vice-chairman, Infosys, will be leading CII&’s annual CEOs delegation to the UK from 9 June. The delegation will be in London from 9 to 11 June and will visit Loughborough on 12 June.
The visit gains significance as it comes soon after a high profile visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron to India, CII said in a Press statement here today.
Mr Cameron was accompanied by the largest ever business delegation from the UK to any country. Enhancing business ties with India was the primary focus of his visit.
The CII delegation will have a two-fold agenda; exploring ways to enhance economic ties between India and the UK and identifying collaborative measures to help each other in the current volatile economic climate. The delegation will try to build and intensify partnerships which will enable counter challenges of the current times and contribute to global growth.
Delegation members will meet and interact with several British government officials and also engage in conferences, business meetings and roundtable interactions.
The CII in association with the London Business School will be organising its annual India-UK Conference to discuss ‘India-UK Partnerships: Working towards Global Growth’. The conference is being co-chaired by Mr Gopalakrishnan and Mr Peter Sands, group CEO, Standard Chartered Plc.
On 11 June, the delegation will engage in business discussions and roundtables. The members of the delegation will participate in a roundtable discussion on ‘Responsible Corporations: Wealth and Public Good’. The theme of the roundtable has been developed by CII in collaboration with the London School of Economics. The session will bring together businesses, academicians and practitioners to discuss the business of philanthropy and the efforts towards creating responsible global businesses.
The CII delegation will have a two-fold agenda; exploring ways to enhance economic ties between India and the UK and identifying collaborative measures to help each other in the current volatile climate